Bio

Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist, actor, and banjoist.

You can acquire playscripts from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, in the Coach House published collection, AWOL, or, if you’re after a series of shorts, on his Facebook page.

He is currently a playwright in residence at the Tarragon Theatre. His latest play, A God In Need of Help, will be published by Coach House Books in the spring of 2014, in tandem with its premiere at the Tarragon.

There was a sophomore production of Caravan Farm Theatre’s 2012 outdoor hit, The Notorious Right Robert and His Robber Bride, in August 2013, at Festival Players’ Big Tent in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Upcoming is the play, The Orange Dot, currently in development at Theatrefront.

Sean’s first novel, The Girls Who Saw Everything (2007) has been published all over the English-speaking world and translated into Romanian. With his second novel, The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn (2011), he has been called “the true inheritor of [Gwendolyn] MacEwen’s mythopoeic legacy.”

Recent beloved acting work includes Suburban Beast‘s production of Jordan Tannahill’s ‘live film’, Post Eden. (Trailer.)

He contributed banjo to the track, ‘Goldfinch Gluespoo’ on Tomboyfriend‘s ‘Don’t Go To School‘ album.

He is an occasional storyteller.

He is an occasional contributor to Ryeberg Curated Videos.

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A selected list of plays:

Falling Back Home (Factory 1990, Greg Spottiswood, dir.),

the Chalmers’ nominated District of Centuries (1995, Peter Hinton, dir.),

The Painting (Factory 1995, Tanja Jacobs, dir.),

Sam’s Last Dance (Theatre Smith-Gilmour 1997, Jim Warren, dir.),

The Epic Period (Factory 2001, Brian Quirt, dir.),

Billy Nothin’ and Aerwacol (Theatre SKAM 1999-2000, Amiel Gladstone, dir.)

The Girls Who Saw Everything (NTS 2003, Chris Abraham, dir.),

Lost Heir (Blyth 2007, Paul Thompson, dir.),

The Gift of the Coat (ATP PlayRites 2008, Amiel Gladstone, dir.),

Right Robert & His Robber Bride (Caravan Farm 2012, Courtenay Dobbie, dir.),

and FRANCE—or, ‘The Niqab’ (Summerworks 2012, Tanja Jacobs, dir.)

A critic of a recent 2009 production of Aerwacol in St Louis, MO, called it “a masterpiece of the commonplace, the desperate, and the impossible.”

He lives in Toronto with his wife, the documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek.

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